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Rockets fired from Sevastopol are hitting Lviv, mayor says

Saturday, 26 March 2022, 20:13
Rockets fired from Sevastopol are hitting Lviv, mayor says

According to the mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadovyi, the rockets used in the latest Russian attack on Lviv were fired from the occupied port of Sevastopol.

Source: Sadovyi's briefing; Maxim Kozitskiy, Head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration 

Sadovyi quote: "We know what the next target of these Russian rockets will be, which today were fired from the city of Sevastopol. And which have struck many times today, not just in Lviv, but in other targets on our land. We are all in the same situation.


The quicker we acquire quality anti-air weapons and air defence systems, the safer our cities and citizens will be, including you [the journalists]."

Details: According to Kozitskiy, the rockets hit 2 targets in Lviv – an oil depot and a factory working for the defence sector. He added that each target had been hit twice. 

Sadovyi clarified that there was no army property or active production facilities in the factory, as on 25 February all military assets were moved from the city. He added that the rockets caused damage to the buildings themselves, but no machinery was damaged, as all of it had been relocated. 


The Lviv administration reported that 5 civilians were injured, but that there were no fatalities. Shrapnel from the strike fell on a school and a kindergarten nearby. Right before the briefing began, the air raid sirens went off again. 


Around 16:30 on 26 March, Russian rockets hit an oil depot in the city of Lviv, wounding 5 people.

A few hours later, Russian forces conducted a second attack – witnesses reported hearing 3 powerful explosions.